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ONE RACE
should not be burdened with determining the health standards for
ALL RACES

ON MAY 25th, LET’S PROMOTE SPACE AS A REALITY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

This month's feature panelist was told by her 3rd grade teacher that she would amount to nothing because she read slow; however this trailblazer broke barriers by becoming an Aerospace Engineer a year and a half ahead of her peers. Hear her story at CCBN Space Talks #3: Teachers and Space. Click HERE for more information.

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OUR IMPACT ON HEALTH CARE THIS MONTH

CCBN Inspires Denver Public Schools Gifted and Talented Students About Nursing

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, nearly 60 students in the Gifted and Talented Program at Denver Public Schools were inspired about the profession of Nursing thanks to CCBN members Christine Foster MSN, RN, Kelci Boyard BSN, RN and Janaye Culton CNA, NS. The students, who received a well rounded introduction of Nursing from Nurse Pathway careers through doctoral Nursing, were able to ask questions and receive real time answers. A big hand clap to DPS High School GT Coordinator Greg Moldow who was the brainchild behind this enlightening and enriching learning experience that as he put it, left the students "energized, aspirations completely revved up."

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CCBN Space Talks #2: Nurses in Space Makes A Solid Landing

One Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the nurses of the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc welcomed the insight of PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Candidate and nurse, Starr Schroeder RN (bottom left), and moderator, DEI Chairman Kim Macharia of the Space Frontier Foundation (top right), at the second Talk of the 6-Talk series CCBN Space Talks. Kim's thought provoking questions coupled with a spin in perspective by CCBN's VP Lynn Hoskins RN (top left) on nurses as portrayed in pop culture shed light on how the purposeful eclipsing of nurses in the space program has negatively impacted society and the future of space for the next generation. Special appearances by CCBN Space Expo creator Ana Cox LPN (bottom right) and words of wisdom from CCBN President Robin Bruce RN (bottom center) brought clarity to the next steps needed to make space a reality for all. Special thanks to CCBN Scholar Janaye Culton CNA for maneuvering behind the scene for a smooth broadcast of this Space Talk.

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2-Day COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at King Baptist Church a Success Thanks To CCBN/ECCBN Nurses and Other Volunteers.

The nurses of The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc and the Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc have volunteered countless hours in the effort to vaccinate those in need whenever and wherever. CCBN/ECCBN's Loretta Tipton-Perry RN led the latest efforts at King Baptist Church with a 2-day vaccination clinic on Saturday April 10, 2021 and Sunday, April 11th. Active and retired nurses as well as a few former CCBN/ECCBN members pitched in their vaccination-giving skills to deliver vaccines to community members who cannot receive services during the work week. The dedication of these nurses are hard to beat.

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3 CCBN/ECCBN Members Recognized by the Colorado Nurses Association at the State Capitol

CCBN/ECCBN Members (left to right) Beverly Wasserman RN, Robin Bruce RN, and Dr. Margie Cook RN (shown holding posters where featured) were among the 120 nurses throughout the state of Colorado recognized by the Colorado Nurses Association during an outdoor gathering at the state capitol in Denver. CCBN/ECCBN member Dorothy Reid RN (shown right) stood in the gap for those nurses who could not attend, holding up posters for legislators to view and recognize the dedication of nurses. The stunning "Great Colorado Nurses" masks were designed and donated by Dr. Cook and worn by all nurses, many from surrounding counties, who attended the event. Special thanks to CNA's CJ Cullinan RN for making it all possible! Click the pic for the original announcement.

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THANK YOU

Panelists and Participants were amazing! Communities and industries collaborated together with CCBN to propel the next generation into space. Join us in April for the next:

CCBN SPACE TALKS

Let’s promote space as a reality for the next generation.

Emmy-winning Journalist Lori Lizarraga moderated a truly stellar panel of experts: Valerie Brown-Gill, Aerospace Engineer and Educator; Starr Schroeder RN, PoSSUM Scientist-Astronaut Candidate; Kim Macharia, Space Frontier Foundation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair; Christina Korp, CEO Purpose Entertainment and Astronaut Wrangler; and Ana Cox LPN, CCBN Space Expo Creator. Click the pic for the original announcement.

Check out the latest Black Health Matters article featuring words from the CCBN President! Please tell front-line workers that they MATTER. Click HERE

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE IS OPEN UNTIL MAY 15, 2021

A message from Connect For Health Colorado CEO Kevin Patterson. REMEMBER: Apply NOW through May 15, 2021 for Health Insurance assistance. EQUITABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL!

Special Thanks to CONNECT FOR HEALTH COLORADO, special sponsor of the 3rd annual CCBN Health Equity Accord.


CCBN is doing its part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by providing tips and information on how YOU can TAKE CONTROL of YOUR part in stopping the spread of this coronavirus. CLICK HERE or go to the COVID-19 tab to learn how you can TAKE CONTROL to STOP the SPREAD.


We Suggest Love... Above All... Through It All... For All

"Can't get rid of hate unless you replace it with something else." Quote from "Burden" by Andrew Heckler

Whether it's at a Town Hall, Seminar, Legislative Hearing, or Community Gathering, please join CCBN and ECCBN as we address Racism within the Healthcare Continuum.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: WE SERVE WITH PRIDE


Join The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc in supporting under-served communities to be equal contributors in the determination of healthcare standards by increasing the number of Black/African American professional nurses throughout the healthcare continuum. You don't have to be "Black" to belong. You only need a desire to support the mission of equitable healthcare for ALL and a willingness to address health equity from a cultural perspective.

Dedication: COVID She-roes. Health field women representing Colorado on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020


As the first REGISTERED Black nurse in the United States, Mary Mahoney was well known for her professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights.
Mary Eliza Mahoney - The first African American nurse in the United States.

Mary Eliza Mahoney

For over 45 years, the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) has continued the tradition of professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and the promotion of equal human rights through collaborative practices that address healthcare disparities as well as health status disparities from a cultural perspective. CCBN's initiation and promotion of culturally competent and equitable health care practices within the state of Colorado has effected change in global health initiatives, national healthcare standards, Colorado state healthcare policies, and postsecondary curriculum in colleges, universities, and schools of Nursing throughout the state of Colorado; thereby improving the health status of all Coloradoans through the sustaining of high quality and professional health care.

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